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in the past who have faced tougher challenges than this with grace and dignity. like dr. martin luther king unit. dr. king once said life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others? it is a good word for all of us. regardless of our differences, we all have the same dreams for a better future for our kids and grandkids. i pay my children will grow up your -- with your children in an asian they can enjoy the freedom that has uniquely been the united states of america. >> i do solemnly swear -- >> this weekend, the 57 presidential inauguration. president obama begins his second term dairy sunday, the official ceremony at the white house, live shortly before noon. monday, the public inaugural ceremonies with the swearing in at noon eastern at the u.s. capitol and other inaugural festivities, including the capitol luncheon and afternoon trade. but all that coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern time on c- span. throughout the day, the conversation by phone, on facebook and don twitter -- and on twitter. >> throughout inauguration day, our web site will have added featu
have been dr. martin luther king jr.'s 84th birthday. a wreath is laid in observance. leaders used the message of nonviolence to press for tighting gun control. >> today's actually the 84th birthday of the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. i don't know about you but i miss his words on days like today. >> we stand before you an we stand alongside one another as we make our solemn pledge to be faithful as we was faithful so that we may by your spirit lead your people on the path of peace. art and completely reimagined it? ...with best-in-class combined mpg... and more interior room than corolla and civic? ...and a technology suite with bluetooth, navigation and other handy stuff? yeah, that would be cool. introducing the all-new nissan sentra. it's our most innovative sentra ever. nissan. innovation that excites. now get a $169-per-month lease on a 2013 nissan sentra. ♪ humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come with accident forgiveness if you
's the 50th anniversary of the "i have a dream" speech by dr. martin luther king. it's also on martin luther king holiday. what's the mood there in washington? >> well, i have to tell you, it's a little quiet. i walked by the white house earlier today, and they were still putting up the reviewing stand. there were some folks there. some, you know, very excited. talking to the cab driver on the way over here to the studio tonight, he's saying, yeah, it seems really quiet. i mean, people are definitely coming into town and congress members say they've gotten rid of all the tickets. that they had more people asking for tickets than they could help. so, i mean, but there's no question that it is a little subdued compared to four years ago. last time, of course, there was a new president, new first family. it was a historic election. i think this time it's a little more subdued because there's a little more realism and the level of hope and the expectations are a little lower which may, in fact, be helpful to barack obama in his second term because the expectations the first time were just so sky
championed the issues public safety and crime reduction. since the assassinations of dr. martin luther king and robert kennedy, we have pushed as an organization commonsense solutions to reduce the access to guns by those who simply should not have them. we have called for background checks for everyone who purchases a weapon, whether in a store or at a gun show. we have demanded that assault weapons and large capacity magazines designed to serve our military needs, but with no practical use on america's streets or in our neighborhoods the band. .. would move washington to action. once again we were wrong. but then december 14th, 2012, we all witnessed a tragedy in newtown, conn. that even after all of the others, we still cannot imagine. 20 children, ages 6 or 7 shot dead in sandy hook elementary school, six of their teachers and administrators. terrible, and forgivable moment in american history. we cannot get those lives back. we cannot get back the more than 30,000 lives lost each year to gun violence. but we can and we must act to help protect the lives of those in the future. this has
the kids want. got to answer all their letters to santa claus. >> that appreciation days honors dr. martin luther king but also honors the civil rights movement. >> i'll be glad to fire the first shot. i am not letting my country be ruled by a dictator, i'm not letting anybody take my guns, if it goes one inch further, i'm going to start killing people. >> i'm here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms, it doesn't manner how many lemmings you get out there on the street begging to have their guns taken, we will not relinquish them, do you understand that? >> not only larry ward but of rush limbaugh and the guy that appeared with pierce morgan. this growing extremism that we're hearing, no one is saying that americans don't have a constitutional right, their second amendment rights to owning a gun. isn't that the bigger point, the distinction to draw here, that these proposals aren't taking guns away from people? >> absolutely. and thomas the clips that you just showed, there you have it, those are the spokes people for the pro gun side. and therein lies the
: and look for an acknowledgement of dr. martin luther king's vision on the day we honor the civil rights leader, a coincidence of timing that's not lost on the nation's first african american president. now, the speech was finalized over the weekend, but the president often makes final word changes up to the very end, and this time was no exception. i'm told that he made tweaks this morning, in fact. the president, i'm told, will speak for under 20 minutes. by reading prior inaugural addresses, he decided the shorter, the better. his last address was just over 18 minutes. his favorite two past inaugurals were kennedy's, which ran just under 14 minutes, and, of course, lincoln's second, which at 700 words, had to be fewer than ten minutes. i'm told president obama had a quiet breakfast with the first lady and his daughters before going to church. anderson? >> let's talk about it with john king and gloria borger. what are you anticipating, john, hearing today? >> i think broad strokes. time to bring the country together. time to get through the tough economic times. i think it will be a ca
with dr. king. in that letter you said in part, quote, i once debated with the reverend martin luther king, jr., about whether an african-american would ever be elected president. he believed it would happen within the next 40 years at the time. i believed it would never happen within my lifetime and that was back in the '60s. when did you change your mind? >> i changed my mind at the first election of president obama. i really -- i first started by supporting hillary clinton because i liked her. i respect her. i know she's a fabulous woman and there's a difference between being an old female and being a woman and she's a woman, so i supported her. when some of the democrats called me and asked me to ask her to step down, and i said no, and i'd make a good friend and i told her if she wanted to run for something, i'd support her. i have her back. i said if she steps down then i'll step down. when i went over after she stepped down, i went over to the obama camp and asked if you need me, if i can be of any use, please make use of me and so i -- i gave my energy and my hope, all of that to t
the legacy of dr. reverend martin luther king, jr., who also has a new memorial here in town. thousands of people have gone through this tent today on the national mall for this national day of service. about a hundred or so national or local organizations, signing people up to go back home and donate their time and maybe even some money to good causes all around the country. today we expect anywhere from a quarter million to 300,000 folks to take part in festivities all across the country in national day, and they're very excited. this is a family event for a lot of folks. they want their young people to get involved and build a new spirit of giving back to other people, craig. that's what this weekend's all about. >> ron mott there from the national day of service. we'll come back to you later with the latest on the inaugural prep, as well. thank you, sir. >>> as the president prepares for his big day, he is still spending the weekend pushing one of his top agenda items. changing gun laws in this country. in his weekly radio address, president obama urging people to call their lawmake
'll come through the rotunda, walk by that bust of dr. martin luther king, jr., and then into statuary hall for a tradition that's the most exclusive lunch you can imagine. all of the nation's leaders, the president, the vice president, congressional leaders, supreme court justices, their spouses, they will all gather for a lunch to put politics aside for at least a brief moment. >> thank you very much, jan. >>> as we watch the president's motorcade approaching the capitol, let me give you a little bit of an advanced look on what you're seeing as the inauguration ceremonies proceed. as we mentioned, senator charles schumer of new york will be the master of ceremonies. he will have a short speech and then he will be introducing myrlie evers-williams, a former chair of the naacp and the widow of medgar evers. the naacp field secretary who was gunned down in 1963. one of the great heroes of the civil rights movement. myrlie evers-williams will be giving the invocation at the beginning of the ceremonies and then we will see justice sonia sotomayor who is one of the newer associate justices on t
saved the union and had to fight a war, but 100 years later, it was dr. martin luther king, who had to fight another war, a war of ideas and a war of values, look how we have progressed just from the 50 years of martin luther king. i became secretary of state. i became a chairman. as a kid in the south bronx section, unthinkable. and barack obama became president of the united states. >> you had stinging things to say about the republican party. an identity problem, you said. and that there are some people who seem to have a theme of intolerance. >> that's a broader definition of what i meant by intolerance. i think intolerance is when you try to keep people from voting. the republican party ought to be out there, not by restricting voting by requiring i.d., but wanting everybody to vote. you need new messages. new policies. the country is becoming more minority. >> have you heard a lot from that? a lot of people pushing back on you? >> most of the people i've heard from in the last week or so have been very, very supportive. but there are those who consider this the worst thing ima
. martin luther king jr. as well as one used by the late president lincoln. listen. >> two figures i admire more than anyone american history are dr. king and president lincoln so for me to have the opportunity to be sworn in using the bibles these two men that i admire so deeply on the 150th anniversary of the emancipation and 50th anniversary of the march on washington is fitting. >> for the official swearing in today, he use the the family bible that is for his wife's family. and vice president biden was sworn in a few hours before because justice sotomayor had to leave to catch a plane to be in new york city this morning for a book signing. i bet her book has gotten a push in sales after the talk about her going to the bush signing. >> her agent did a good job scheduling that. >> preview of the second term in tomorrow's inaugural address? >>reporter: he has big themes to focus on from the idea the nation should come together we have heard in many addresses before and a call to action saying citizens should still be engaged with the political system long after the campaign has ended. rep
to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr., by volunteering in their own communities. right now, nearly 100 nonprofit organizations are holding a service fair on the national mall. one of them is points of light, an organization that aims to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. with me today is deloris morton, she is part of the points of light program -- in fact, she is president of the points of light programs division. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having us. >> and you're a louisianan. >> i am. bayou girl. >> which i love. tell me a little bit about the fundamental philosophy that is points of light. >> points of light is the world's largest organization that's dedicated to volunteer service. all over the country today and throughout the year, we engage millions of people in volunteer service with an opportunity to first experience service, knowing that it can be transformational. it's not just about what you give to somebody else but what you get yourself. >> let's talking about the transformational part. sometimes when we t
in 2009 during the inauguration. the second bible belongs to civil rights leader dr. martin luther king jr. king's son joins me now from washington. we're so glad you're here. >> thank you. i'm honored to be here today. >> you wrote an op-ed, even your description of the bible is touching. you say it's faded and some of the pages are torn. tell us how your father, dr. king, used that bible. >> well, number one, we found that when he was pastoring or preparing a sermon, his first sermon at the dexter avenue memorial baptist church, that he actually had markings where he actually designated certain things within the bible. we know that he traveled with the bible, derived inspiration from it. it certainly is worn and at tattered. but i think that shows how much he used it. >> you say you never thought the bible would be used again. why? >> you certainly could never imagine that it would be used in the capacity that it is going to be used on monday as the president accepts his oath of office which is quite phenomenal. we had it on display at the king center so that when people come, they can s
inauguration of president barack obama, and the honoring of dr. martin luther king. in his speech president obama said something potent and powerful, and that is that freedom is a gift from god, but it is one that is not self-executing. i know that a gentleman that i know very well, dr. reverend samuel smith of the mount hall baptist church knows about fighting for freedom. today i rise to again affirm roe v. wade, that speaks about individual freedom. and to indicate that even as we discuss budget talk and the debt ceiling we must recognize the freedom of the vulnerable to be safe and secure, to be without -- to be having the support to be able to have food and clothing and a home. that is freedom as well, my friends. so we debate the questions of the debt ceiling and whether we have a budget. let us be reminded that freedom is a gift of god and that it should not be denied to those who are most vulnerable, those who are the speak, those who cannot stand for themselves answer the president made it very clear that freedom is not to the powerful, it is for all of us. we all are created equal
, volunteered, and made a difference. dr. martin luther king, jr. would have been proud we used his birthday weekend not just to party and celebrate, but to remember what he called us often to do, and that, ladies and gentlemen, is to serve and to answer the call, and, yet, i want to thank the dnc staff and others who worked throughout the christmas and throughout the holidays to ensure we also had a good time as well. so my only thing, i was working yesterday. you want me to shut up? you know i can talk all day. i'm baptist during the day, but catholic on sundays. >> keep preaching. >> thank you. yesterday was so inspiring, so inspiring. the most remarkable thing about the president's speech is about how incollusive it was. the fact that the president of the united states of america talked about us, the people of america, and he affirmed yesterday what our framers placed in the constitution, that we are equal in the eyes of god, and, yet, some of my fellow pundits had problems when he mentioned -- of course they had some issues. i wanted to figure out what was the president talking about wh
. >> the reverend dr. martin luther king, jr., this of course being martin luther king, jr. day, the only the second time in history the presidential inauguration has fallen on mld day. first was the of inauguration of president bill clinton. and this is an important day for the obamas and so many who have come to witness the event here in washington. >> . >> bret: what a moment that is. what a moment to use the mlk bible among-- and the lincoln bible as well for the swearing in and this will be the 50th anniversary this year of the march on washington, you know, and the "i have a dream" speech and now we have our first black president and that's one thing americans of all colors felt so proud about four years ago and still do, the progress this country has made, speaking of lincoln and dr. king. >> bret: and he mentioned those moments as he looked down the mall in this speech today, and said, to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to every soul on earth, marking that day as well. and to walk out with the house speaker and the house majority leader who he will have
. that's quite new. but also in addition to what dr. peterson said, martin luther king opposed gun sales. he was very much for gun violence laws and rules. so it's just -- they don't even begin to know where to start unraveling all these mistruths these desperate gun nuts are putting out there, but we know they are losing the public debate and isolating themselves and that increasingly there's not so much a silent majority, there's a very vocal majority wanting some common sense changes. >> they lose the public debate. let's follow the money on this one. i'm going to remain a bit cynical. >> exactly. >> james peterson and julian epstein, thanks so much for joining me. >> thank you, karen. >>> next, how to talk to women. it's a new class being offered at the republicans' annual retreat. stay with us. >> what do you say we go out on a date, have some chicken, maybe some sex. you know, see what happens. >> oh, let me get this over here. sorry. there it is. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make t
to the last drop. >>> today would have been martin luther king jr.'s 84th birthday. he dedicated his life to bringing all americans together. preaching a message of hope and equality for all americans. but almost 45 years after dr. king gave up his life for that dream, we have a long way to go to fulfill it. just ask general colin powell, one of the most celebrated republicans of his time. >> there's also a dark -- a dark vein of intolerance in parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities. >> they still sort of look down on minorities. this coming from a standard for the republican party. that seems like that would be a wakeup call, right? a time to open up the tent. a time to take a long hard look in the mirror. >> a web of mass destruction has been found. they found it. colin powell. >> he starts the interview saying he's still a republican. but whoa. >> colin powell used to be a republican. i don't think he is any longer. >> the case he makes is weak. >> the case is weak? no. it's the truth. and sometimes that hurts. ther
ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have
principals, which he didn't really do in his noble prize acceptance speech, but on marlin -- martin luther king day he did. >> john: one of the criticisms of this president from the left was that he has fallen short on some of dr. king's ideas. at the end of his life he was fighting for labor rights, milltism and poverty every much as civil rights. but in this speech this president addressed militarism, beautifully, and we believe in enduring security and peace does not mean perpetual war. he spoke about poverty beautifully without ever actually using the word, but talking about we are not a nation of takers, and the fact that he would use the word stone wall and he wasn't referring to a dead general, i was floored. i feel comfortable saying that i think dr. king would have been very proud and impressed with today's speech. >> jennifer: i'm glad to here that. totally agree. we're going to take a break and bring you more analysis of the krer moanny. [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... litt
inaugurated for a second time on martin luther king day and can look out and see the likeness of martin luther king. to see jefferson, to see lincoln. it is just unreal. 150 years after the emancipation proclamation, almost 50 years after the march on washington, dr. king delivered the i have a dream speech, it says something about the distance we have come, the progress we have made and for him to make a speech that was so inclusive, it was about black people, white people, asian americans, latino, native americans, straight, gay, that we're one people. we're one family. we are one house. we all live in the american house. >> well, about that last point, congressman, we want to let you go and enjoy your lunch, we all do live in the same house and there you are. you have gone from the struggle earlier in your life to a warrior in the house of representatives. you have got an anxious american public watching. a lot of them would really like to see some folks getting along in washington. what are the prospects for that? >> the prospects are very bright. we're going to continue to work together a
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